Der Vampyr (The Vampire) is a Romantic opera in two acts by Heinrich Marschner.The German libretto by Wilhelm August Wohlbrück (Marschner's brother-in-law) is based on the play Der Vampir oder die Totenbraut (1821) by Heinrich Ludwig Ritter, which itself was based on the short story The Vampyre (1819) by John Polidori.
The Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, on American television from 1966 to 1971 and produced by Dan Curtis, featured the vampire character Barnabas Collins, portrayed by Canadian actor Jonathan Frid, which proved partly responsible for making the series one of the most popular of its type, amassing a total of 1,225 episodes in its nearly five-year run.
Vampyr (2018) is set in the 1918 London, during the Spanish flu pandemic and its protagonist is a genius doctor who gets involuntarily transformed into a vampire. The original Diablo had a very Gothic atmosphere, set in a remote town whose Creepy Cathedral had become a literal Hell Gate , through which a lone hero must enter the underground dungeons to defeat the outpouring demons and undead.
Robert Stephens, Actor: Romeo and Juliet. Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the '60s, he was widely regarded as the heir of Laurence Olivier. But, after his departure from Britain's National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage with Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump made worse by heavy drinking.
James Mitchell was an American actor and dancer of English descent. He was one the leading dancers for choreographer Agnes de Mille (1905-1993). As an actor, Mitchell is primarily remembered for his role as diabolical businessman Palmer Cortlandt in the long-running soap opera "All My Children". ...
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Vampyr was inspired by the work of J. Sheridan Le Fanu, the Irish writer known for his Gothic and mystery stories. ... The set-up is soap-opera simple: Julia's married to Larry, ...